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Quotes F - I

Below are just a selection of quotes I have gathered which I think are worth looking at.  They are in alphabetical order by author and cover a wide selection of topics.  I hope you enjoy them as I think they are all worth reading and remembering.

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Faulkner, William: Link to Bio
- Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. Fields, W. C: - I am free of all prejudice.
- I hate everyone equally.
- Once, during prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
- I like children. Properly cooked.
 France, Anatole: Link to Wiki page
- A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
- To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price on conjectures.
- The books that everybody admires are those nobody reads.
 Friedman, Bruce: Link to Wiki page
- A Code of Honour: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal.
- There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behaviour. Unless she's really_ attractive.
 
- A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it rains.
- The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up and does not stop until you get into the office.
- Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. Fudim, Libbie:
- Love me or hate me, but spare me your indifference.
Galento, Tony: (heavyweight boxer)

- I'll moider da bum; (when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare).

 Gandhi, Indira: Link to Bio page
- You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
- There is more to life than increasing its speed.
 
Gardner, Ed: (British Conducter)
- Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, sings.
 
Gardner, Hy: Link to Wiki page
- You know you're getting old when everything hurts. And what doesn't hurt doesn't work.
 
Galsworthy, John: Nobel prizewinner
- Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
 
Gide, Andre: Official website
- It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
 
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: Link to Wiki page
- One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.
- Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away.
- If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
- The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
Goldsmith, Oliver: Link to Wiki page
- I always get the better when I argue alone.
 
Goff, Sidney: (communications instructor in the Army Air Forces during World War II).
- A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
 
Goldwyn, Samuel: Link to Wiki page:
- Television has raised writing to a new low.
 
Gwenn, Edmund: (last words) Link to Wiki page
- Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.
 

Hadas, Moses: Link to Wiki page
- Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
- This book fills a much-needed gap.

 Heller, Joeseph: Link to Wiki page
- He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
 
Henrik, Tikkanen:  Link to Bio page
- Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
 
Henry, Patrick: Link to Bio
- Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!
Herbert, Samuel: Link to Wili page
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An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
 
Herford,Oliver: Link to Wili page
- Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
 
Hills, Brendan:
- Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer two fined awl yore mistakes.  Attributed to Brendan Hills
 
Hitchcock Alfred: Link to Bio page
- I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
 
Hobbes John Oliver, (who was actually a she called Pearl Richards): Her full works are here.
- Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
 
Hoffenstein, Samuel: Link to Wili page
- When you're away, I'm restless, lonely. Wretched, bored, dejected; only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you are here.
 Holmes, Oliver Wendell:  Link to Wili page
- Give us the luxuries of life and we will dispense with the necessities.
 
Hope, Bob: Link to Bio page
- You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Middle Age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
 
Howe, Ed:  Link to Wili page
- None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The records do not show that Adam and Eve were married.
- No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
 
Hubbard, Elbert:  Link to Wili page
- If you don't advertise yourself you will be advertised by your loving enemies.
- Perfume: any smell that is used to drown a worse one.
- You can lead a boy to college but you can't make him think.
- A pessimist is one who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
 
Hubbard, Kin, (Frank McKinney Hubbard):Link to Wili page
- Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.
- Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book.
- Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
- It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
 Hugo, Victor:  Link to Bio page
- Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
 
Indian proverb:
- Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
 
Ingersoll, Robert G: Link to Wili page
- In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
 

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